Barnsley designer gets creative for charity

A designer from South Yorkshire has been employing his creative talents for the benefit of good causes – by designing works for two exhibitions which aim to raise cash for charity.

Kyle Wilkinson, creative director at design and digital agency DMSQD, was asked by to contribute to both the Art V Cancer exhibition in Manchester and Beatbox & Sun, a new event in London.

Kyle designed two pieces for the Art V Cancer exhibition and collaborated with fellow renowned designer Andy Hau on a design for Beatbox & Sun.

Drawing on the theme ‘Bending Time & Space,’ the second Art V Cancer exhibition raises funds for a host of cancer charities by selling one-off pieces and limited edition prints by leading designers from across the UK.

Inspired by film, Kyle’s designs for the exhibition both express references to time travel.

“Phaser Guns?” is a typography piece incorporating the iconic quote from 1993 film Demolition Man laser engraved on to wood.

“Miles Per Hour” is a pop-art style print which combines all four wheels from the Delorean into the magic number that allows Marty and Doc to go Back To The Future.

Beatbox & Sun is a new event which brings together designers, artists and beatboxers to raise cash for The McGuire Programme, a speech recovery programme run by people who have first-hand experience in stuttering.

Kyle and Andy’s three-colour design for the event features a pun on the song lyric ‘Sweet Surrender.’

Kyle said:

“We have a strong track record at DMSQD for supporting good causes through our design work so when these two opportunities presented themselves, I jumped at the chance.

“Client work can often mean sticking to quite tight briefs so projects like this are a great way to really push my creativity.

“Working with Andy Hau on the Beatbox & Sun piece was an absolute pleasure and I’m delighted with the work we’ve created.

“Let’s hope people dig deep now by buying my designs and raise plenty of cash for some fantastic charities.”

To view and buy Kyle’s work, visit and

One of Kyle Wilkinson’s charity creations

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